Pro-Choice Org Says Men Should Support Women’s Ability to Have Abortions — These Pro-Lifers Have Stinging Responses

On Monday, some celebrated #InternationalMen’sDay, but in dramatically different ways.

NARAL, one of the leading pro-choice organizations in the country, argued that men’s role in society entailed stepping back so that women could decide whether they wanted to have abortions.

“Happy ! don’t pretend to know what’s best for women and their private healthcare decisions—and that’s why we love them,” the group said.

It added, “Reproductive freedom is critical for people of all genders.” Meanwhile, the pro-life group LiveAction expressed the opposite view. “Men have a right to defend children in the womb,” the group tweeted.

It also tweeted a video from NFL player Benjamin Watson who called on men to speak up for preborn babies.

“Men, we can be silent no more,” he said. Lila Rose, who heads LiveAction, went further, arguing that abortion allowed men to take advantage of women.

“The pro-abortion narrative tells men that they should support a woman’s so-called ‘right to abortion’ but in reality, it allows a man to abandon a woman in her pregnancy and run from his role and responsibility in pregnancy and parenting,” Rose said in a statement to IJR.

“Men should be encouraged to support the children they help create, instead of abandoning women and killing their children,” she added.

“We as a society should encourage men, every day and especially on #InternationalMensDay, to realize and live out the important roles they play as fathers and husbands in a society that is longing for their love.”

Bradley Mattes, President of the Life Issues Institute at the Susan B. Anthony List, tore into NARAL which, he suggested, diminished the role men played in their family’s lives.

“NARAL is an extreme abortion advocacy group that believes men have little to no role in the lives of women or their children,” he said.

Men play an essential role in the creation of human life in the aftermath of abortion, men often hurt too and grieve their loss. Studies have shown men are essential to the well-being of children’s lives.”

Those comments came amid a broader debate surrounding men and, in particular, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh making decisions about abortion. 

Kavanaugh, as IJR previously reported, could rule on a long list of laws surrounding abortion and ultimately grant states the ability to further restrict access.

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KhyberRifle
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Shush up Ben Watson. we got us a good deal, don’t mess wid it

Matthew Jacobs
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“NARAL, one of the leading pro-choice organizations in the country, argued that men’s role in society entailed stepping back so that women could decide whether they wanted to have abortions.”
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Well…It certainly is in Men best Interests…it beats having a kid with a woman you don’t particularly like

Phoenix
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Both arguments are stupid. Its a reactive argument that literally helps no one.

Why are people having sex with someone if you are not on the same page with what happens if the woman gets pregnant. If you didn’t even talk about that, then the likelihood of actually talking through how you’re going to prevent pregnancy wasn’t done either. That two step process above is where men can step up. That would be the best way to stop abortions.

Be responsible BEFORE there is an unplanned pregnancy.

I. Chin
Member

I agree. Taking personal responsibility is so not being a “victim”.

Apparently “pro-choice” includes NOT choosing responsibility whether to use contraception or thinking through the possible results.

Phoenix
Member

Pro choice is allowing a woman to make her own decisions about her body. A man’s choice in that comes before sex (at minimum) – is this person really someone I want to potentially impregnate. If not, then don’t have sex. It is that easy and if you are pro life then its a must have conversation.

If you aren’t having those types of conversations with your partner before sex then you’re doing it wrong. Way wrong.

I. Chin
Member

I knew that. Who’s pestering who? *g*

Also, would you agree that because procreation involves three or more, ALL have input? (i.e. the woman, the “partner”, and the unborn child(ren)?) Too bad artificial wombs aren’t a thing, for so many reasons.

Phoenix
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I’m Pro Choice and my choice would have always been life. For me personally, there is one input that matters and its the baby. As i said, the guys input is gathered before sex – if we did not agree then we parted ways. But life is the one option that gives more options.

However, i do not feel the the rights of a fetus trumps the right of a woman. I do not know everyones situation and therefore I cannot and will not support making my choice for everyone.

I. Chin
Member

I’m also “pro-choice” though I agree with you that the choices made are frequently NOT the best.

I don’t hesitate to call the “choice” what it is, selfish and murder of a living thing. I’d like to see REAL stats from those who hold up rape and mother’s health. Not that I discredit those.
Show me the #s.

I also believe that some persons should never have children. Period. Especially if those children become the financial burden of others OR cannot be raised in a loving manner.

Merrilou Cicerelli
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ThAt goes both ways.

Phoenix
Member

Which part?

KhyberRifle
Member

That’s a lot of debate to go through in the heat of the night . . and could lead to self squabbling, and a conclusion that one is indistinct from 3.5 billion swinging dicks worldwide

I. Chin
Member

Isn’t insisting that someone support something, no matter their personal beliefs, the opposite of “pro-choice”?

Madison Summers
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Interesting read about NARAL’s position on men and their role in abortion. As well as, vise versa the opposing view. Recently, the new president of Planned Parenthood admitted that there is a “very real likelihood” for Roe v. Wade to be overturned (https://ijr.com/planned-parenthood-president-roe-v-wade-overturned/).

Ronald Morgan
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I seriously doubt it. Just more fear mongering from PP, as they always do. It always comes down to whether or not someone believes abortion is wrong or not. The pro-choice people will say that they just want that as “the last option only”, when in reality, it really should be much more important of a decision. “If we have unprotected sex, then there’s a possibility of getting pregnant.” That should translate into, “if we don’t want a baby of our own, then we probably shouldn’t have sex.”

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